MDC Factions Are On A Race To The Bottom - Obert Gutu
Former MDC-T (2014 structures) spokesperson Obert Gutu has condemned his former comrades over the ongoing factional fights, saying they are behaving like a group of foolish flies that are following a corpse into the grave.
Gutu was speaking to The Herald on the current tussle for the control of the icon Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House by the Supreme Court-reconstructed MDC-T on one hand and the MDC Alliance (MDC-A) on the other. Said Gutu:
This is a race to the bottom. All the various MDC factions that are currently involved in this blood-letting and self-cannibalisation are losers because there are no winners in a race to the bottom. In fact, there’s absolutely no method to this madness.
The MDC as a viable and strong opposition political party is now history.
It’s dead and buried. Trust me. Maybe from the ashes of the MDC will emerge various political parties, but the chances of reconciliation of all these various antagonistic factions are virtually zero.
Since its formation in 1999, the MDC has had splits more than three times, notably in 2005, when Welshman Ncube led a faction (MDC-N) away from the late Morgan Tsvangirai outfit, then in 2014 when Tendai Biti left to form his own People Democratic Party (PDP).
Following the death of Tsvangirai in 2018, Chamisa staged a ‘coup’ and outmanoeuvred Thokozani Khupe, resulting in another acrimonious split which birthed the current imbroglio.